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I apologize I tried responding on my phone but the site wasn't working with me. He didn't give me much to go on, just said he is sure I can figure out the stretches and ruled out squats, lunges, deadlift, so on. He said leg extensions were fine but I would like more that that, I have a 12 set minimum on muscle groups and don't think 12 sets of extensions would be a good idea. My understanding is that any lift where I am lowering a weight back down would engage the hamstrings. Correct me if I'm wrong but the hamstrings don't engage on the upward when straightening the leg, so could I do deadlifts if I drop the bar from the top, and maybe squats and lunges if I have a partner take the weight from me at the top and give it back at the bottom of the lift, or would holding the weight in that position constitute training the hams?
I have no other pertinent medical problems.
I don't take any prescription meds but I take a lot of supplements: 100ish grams of protein from powder (body weight 150), NO3 preworkout, multivitamins, hydroxycut, glucosamine, and I started on a test booster this past Sunday.
Don't feel bad....my entire reply was just eaten by the Gremlins in the Machine. Let me retype it :(
Thanks for that additional information.
No. I think your hamstrings would be fine. However, it might be helpful for you to find a knowledgeable lady in the gym to watch you, give you a hand, and make sure you are doing thing correctly.
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